Well, though my signature has been saying "May 21" for the past month or so, it just so happens the 22nd is the official launch date!
So, what is Java Unlimited
Java Unlimited is a freely-developed website with a focus for limited-size Java games that are usually inspired by the creative 4K contest. It is not another Java Games Factory!
Java Games Factory is a general Java gaming site which features articles and tutorials for aspiring game programmers.
Not only is Java Unlimited inspired by contests, it also runs them. Java Unlimited has a full-featured game database which boasts an organized, automated game submission system specficically for contests. Anybody who wants to start a contest can simply contact me and their contest will be up and running without them having the headache of sorting through games that are submitted and whatnot.
Java Unlimited will be running the upcoming Java 4K contest this fall (unless mlk changes this, of course). Thankfully, unlike last year's site
, you no longer have to wait a whole week just for a list update!Java Unlimited for the gamers
For those who don't care about the contests that are run around here, have no fear. Java Unlimited's master game list
is for you. Browse through our growing collection of games that are submitted through contests (or by people who just want to showcase their games).
So, finally, I present the first release of Java Unlimited
!Coming soon to the site...
Obviously Java Unlimited is a young site with a few kinks to work out. Here's a rough list for those who are curious (or want to help out):
- Game Comments - just a simple comments board for each game to have so the author can get a good idea of how his game is doing
- Screenshot Gallery - one screenshot for a game isn't enough. I'm coding a screenshot gallery so authors of games can provide more than the tiny 100x100 image that is really only meant for the game list.
- Finished 4K Archive - I managed to get all 50 of the games from the 2005 contest archived onto my server (so we don't have to worry about 3rd party sites dieing out). I'm still working on finding the games from the previous 2 contests. If anyone can help out, please let me know!
I developed this entire site myself (so far), and I'm paying the hosting bill and such. Since I'm a high-school student with a very limited cash flow, donations of any amount (through paypal) would be greatly appreciated to help me keep the site going.
Currently, I'm looking for enough paypal donations to purchase a domain for the site (unlimited.woogley.net isn't really a good domain for such an independent site). If you can help me out with this, please donate (there's a paypal link on the site)! Thanks, and have fun!